School Programs

The City's Green Oceanside team offers free educational programs and resources on water use efficiency, the water cycle, and more to schools in the Oceanside Unified School District service area. For more information about the programs, please contact (760) 435-4500 or email

North County Water Agencies Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest

The Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual competition amongst fourth grade students in each of the North County water agencies’ service areas, designed to promote an understanding and appreciation for conserving water and using it more efficiently.

The 2021 contest has begun! The theme of the contest is “Love Water, Save Water” and is open to all fourth-grade students in Oceanside. Students are encouraged to illustrate ways they love water, how they save water at home, or ways they might save or recycle water in the future. Three winning students will receive prizes and have their artwork printed in the 2022 North County Water Agency Calendar.

The deadline to submit 2021 contest entries is April 5, 2021. Download the entry form here.

  • Email a digital entry to - This can be a scan of a hard-copy drawing (must be 7”x 9”) OR students can download the blank entry form and draw from their computer or tablet!
  • Mail the entry to Green Oceanside

c/o Water Admin- Calendar Contest
300 North Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

  • Submit the entry to your fourth-grade teacher* - Only if you have been notified by your teacher that they are collecting entries
  • *Teachers: You may elect to collect and mail your student’s entries in one package rather than having student’s send their entries individually. Green Oceanside staff can also pick up a packet of entries from a school. Email to coordinate a pick-up.


Would you like a 2021 calendar? Copies are available at the Civic Center Library and Utility Billing Front Counter.

Congratulations to Jeremiah Martinez of Ivy Ranch Middle School for winning the 2020 contest! Second and third place go to Evelyn Boren and Lauren Troupe, respectively, students from McAuliffe Elementary School. The artwork of these three students is featured in the 2021 North County Water Agency Calendar.


Water Use Lesson Plan and Activities

The Green Oceanside team put together the Water Use Lesson Plan (K-5). This two-day lesson will engage your students in a daily water logging activity and discussion, teaching important lessons about the ways we rely on water in our daily lives. Download the Water Use Lesson Plan (K-5). 

Online activities and resources for all ages:

SPLASH LAB (Grades 4-6)

The Splash Lab is a completely self-contained mobile lab that provides students with hands-on science experience. Splash lab is currently being offered virtually! Contact the San Diego County Office of Education at (619) 491-3180 for more information and to schedule a virtual lab session for your class.

Free K-5 Education Online

The City of Oceanside partnered with the San Diego County Water Authority to develop educational videos on water quality and water resources for children while school assembly programs are suspended. The video episodes cover hand-washing safety, water treatment, conservation, the water cycle, and more in an engaging dialogue with kid-friendly mascot Puey the Pig. View Education Videos on YouTube